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covenant - binding agreement between two groups or people; compact; V: enter into a covenant; promise
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
cleft - N: split
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
billow - large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
proximity - nearness; ADJ. proximate
irresolute - uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution